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ROYAL SOCIETY LECTURE – Southern Highlands Branch

TOPIC:          Philosophy for a ‘thinking curriculum’
SPEAKER:   Professor Philip Cam D.Phil. University of New South Wales
DATE:           Thursday 16 August 2018
TIME:            6.30pm (doors open 6pm)
VENUE:        Mittagong RSL in the Joadja/Nattai Rooms, 1st Floor
PRICES:       Lecture only Non-members $10 | Members $5 | Teachers and Students free

Following the lecture, there will be a dinner with the lecturer, open to members and non-members at the RSL.

Philip Cam is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and President of the Philosophy in Schools Association of New South Wales. He has a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and is an international authority on philosophy in schools.

Philip helped to pioneer the introduction of philosophy into schools in Australia and has run workshops for educators around the world. He has published extensively in the field and his work has been widely translated. These include books for teachers such as Thinking Together, Twenty Thinking Tools and Teaching Ethics in Schools, and classroom materials, including the Thinking Stories series, a philosophical novella Sophia’s Question, and Philosophy Park, a history of philosophy in story form.

Philip is past-President of the Asia-Pacific Philosophy Education Network for Democracy, for which he edited a series of books on philosophy, democracy, education and human values.

If we are serious about teaching children to think, then we need to be serious about structuring the curriculum around thinking. This requires us to pay attention to the general thinking strategies and broad conceptual understandings that find a natural home in philosophy. By looking to the concepts and procedures of philosophy, we can help to integrate the curriculum and at the same time make children more effective participants in the process of learning. (Phillip Cam)

READ MORE – Royal Society Lecture Series – Philosophy in Schools NSW

The Royal Society of NSW is very active in the Southern Highlands, with a lecture series from February to November annually.
Whilst the Chevalier College Performing Arts Centre is being rebuilt, the Royal Society Lecture Series has found a new venue at the Mittagong RSL Club.
Click links for further details, lecturer profiles and dates for the Royal Society 2018 Lecture Series


We hope to see you there!


You are invited to listen to one of the Church’s front-line fighters against child sexual abuse.

German Jesuit Father Hans Zollner is widely recognized as one of the Catholic Church’s leading experts on the fight against child sexual abuse. Zollner heads the Centre for Child Protection at Rome’s Jesuit-run Gregorian University and is a member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

The Catholic Diocese of Wollongong and the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta are co-hosting two days of presentations by Fr Hans Zollner SJ at the Campbelltown Catholic Club:

Friday 31 August – for Church personnel
Saturday 1 September – for victims and survivors of abuse together with the laity

…CLICK image for full details
For more information or to reserve tickets please visit www.hanszollner.dow.org.au



School Zones - new fines and demerit point apply in 2018SCHOOL ZONES
TERM THREE – Wednesday 25 July to Friday, 28 September 2018

A REMINDER TO ALL DRIVERS that school zones are now active across NSW for the safety of our children and families.

Charlotte Street – School Zone Safety and Council Ranger Patrols
A reminder that Chevalier College has been included on a regular roster of school zone patrols. Infringement notices will be issued to drivers not complying with bus zones and no stopping zones in Charlotte Street.

Parents and student drivers are also reminded to observe the college processes for picking up and dropping off students using Pick-up Point A or Pick-up Point B.  The college and the rangers do not want to see parents and students accruing fines and demerit points for doing something that can be so easily avoided.

CLICK LINK to view the Chevalier College traffic flow map outlining designated drop-off and pick-up points.

>>>Click image to view full details – 2018 updates re fines and penalties


Wingecarribee Safe Schools information 2018

Important signs around schools to remember

Even good drivers forget, but that’s no excuse.
Please help keep ALL our children safe in School Zones.

>>>Click image to view full details – signs explained

SCHOOL ZONES operate on all NSW gazetted public school days, which are all days that schools are open across NSW, even pupil free days / staff development days.

CLICK TO VIEW 2018 GAZETTED school dates throughout NSW 


CLICK TO VIEW Chevalier College Site Map – Traffic Flow – please observe our processes for the safety of all!

Information provided by the Road Safety Office of the Wingecarribee Shire Council




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Freecall: 1800 634 728
Phone:  1800 NDIS2U
Email: info@eetgroup.com.au



There's more in you than you know...

There’s more in you than you know…

Outward Bound Australia is an independent, not-for-profit outdoor education organisation that exists to empower people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as individuals and future leaders. The Navigator program uses the wilderness and adventure based activities to build integrity, responsibility, resilience and compassion in 15-17 year olds. The core outcome is Striving To Be The Best You Can Be.

For more information or to register online go to http://www.outwardbound.org.au/courses/navigator/

We have also released some excellent footage of some of the activities undertaken on our programs: http://on.fb.me/1EchHhQ

Click here to view current youth program dates and fees.

www.outwardbound.org.au     1800 267 999



Australian children, parents and guardians have a place to report serious online bullying following the official launch of the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner…

Read the full media release  | For more information visit:  www.esafety.gov.au

IS IT A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS? – A guide for parents…

Office of the Childrens Guardian

From The Office of the Children’s Guardian… 

As a parent or carer you play an important role in making sure your kids are spending time in places that are safe. This guide will help you look out for ‘child safe’ places.

Download the guide…   |   Visit:  www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au

FREE interactive online learning courses by Black Dog Institute

MindStrengthPoster_BlackDogInstituteBuilding good mental health in young people…

Black Dog Institute in partnership with nib foundation are proud to announce the availability of three new interactive online learning courses about mental health.  These resources have been designed to support Black Dog Institute’s HeadStrong School Curriculum Resource for teaching about mental health.

Download flyer for details…
To access the courses, please go to:  www.blackdoglms.com
For more information, go to:  www.headstrong.org.au


MSC Mission Outreach Newsletter

missionoutreachPlease view or download the latest newsletter online at http://australia.mscmission.org/mission-outreach



Private Vehicle Conveyance Subsidy_NSW Transport_flyer

When school is a long way from home…

When school is a long way from home

Transport for NSW provides a subsidy for eligible families towards the costs of driving students to school…

Visit transport.nsw.gov.au/pvc to find out more…




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